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Nov 12, 2012 12:30am PST
. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the co
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30am PST
are probably already using something this quiet genius already invented. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number 1:00 one financial news program, "wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the base, simplifying the code. >> you are wo
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
her? >> reporter: officially, they designed to tell us why they fired elaine ramirez. she said she has been targeted by the private company since she publicly exposed problems with her bus. >> this is how you're treated? this is wrong. this is wrong. and you're putting those children in unsafe equipment. >> reporter: after six years of driving special needs children in the east bay, durham bus services fired her. >> at the time you knew you were risking your job. >> yes, i did. >> did you ever speck them to fire you? >> no. i did not. >> reporter: back in may she told the investigative unit her employer was not fixing problems with her bus. >> my bus leaks massive and the brakes are going out right now. and every time i take it in for maintenance they tell me, we ain't got the parts. >> it says it right there two days after her investigation, they fixed your brakes. what does that say to you? >> that i was telling the truth the whole entire time. that durham lied. and they wanted me to just shut up and be quiet about it. well, no, i could not. because i'm transporting those ìáhp && >
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. it is an active scene at the apple valley farms in fresno on hedges road. not far from black stone avenue. black stone is closed off there. it will be most of the day while the officers try to piece together what happened. >> police say in all four people were shot and one person is dead. two are in critical condition and one is in serious condition. they are naming the suspect as 42-year-old lawrence jones, an employee at apple valley farms. they say a little after 8:00 this morning, he was working near the cold storage area in the plant when he pulled out a handgun and opened fire. police say 30 people witnessed the shooting. more than 60 were in the building at the time. they say jones later shot himself in the head outside of the plant and he is still alive. as for a motive, police will spend the day talking to everyone to find out what may have set him off. we are having trouble with the sound on the tape. that is the chief of police in fresno. witnesses tell police that jones had not been himself in the past few days. again,
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to hear more from both men in just a few moments. but first nbc's kristen welker is at obama headquarters in chicago. a long-fought battle for the president? >> reporter: absolutely, lynn. the crowd was electrified when president obama walked out onto the stage behind me. of course, when president obama delivered his victory speech, in that speech he talked about meeting with mitt romney and also talked about reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on pressing issues including deficit reduction, immigration reform and, of course, jobs, lynn. that was the number one issue for voters during this election cycle. almost cost president obama his re-election. he essentially said during his speech last night that he got the message loud and clear. there were also some personal noemts to his speech. he told the crowd publicly
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
'll be able to reach democrats and republicans who care more about the country. an increased use of the teleprompters, to avoid mistakes >> i need your vote, i need your work, walk with me, let's walk together, tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain very confident that they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter. now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin. >> are you fired up? to ohio, where he continues to capit
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds going by. and it's going to be fantastic football weather for raiders taking on buccaneers this afternoon. we'll see temperatures around upper 70s in oakland and most of the bay area today seeing the same temperatures. mid 70s to low 80s today and tomorrow mid 80s. which would break records for this time of year. just as soon as things warm up, seven-day forecast shows a sinker in the forecast down to the bottom of the plate. thursday and friday full look at the changes in the seven day coming up. >> we'
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Nov 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
of the storm was horrible for us respecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> reporter: this weekend the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in. and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. all these issues could lead to an election storm that leads to confusion and even chaos at the polls on tuesday. >>> we want to let you know that brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6 central on tuesday night. >>> amid the long lines for gas and the long wait for power, a new crisis emerges after sandy, where will people live during the long recovery. >>> and another storm, taking aim at some of the hardest hit areas. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
's mike taibbi in colorado for us. >>> well, tonight brian williams and our entire political team will be with you all night as election results come in. our special election coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 central time right here on this nbc station. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is down in democracy plaza. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning to you, lynn. this tonight will be a wild scene, packed. everyone wondering who will reach the magic number first of 270. we have it on the side of the building. as the states are called and their electoral votes are added up, you'll see signs rising up near the billing. when it gets to the top, a big scene late tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. hopefully no lawyers involved. let's talk about the forecast. we have minor issues fror election day. we have light rain in the forecast around seattle and olympia and portland. it's not going to cause anyone harm getting out. down in florida, we're watching heavy rain moving in there early this morning, especially from the i-4, tampa to orlando. that's a
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
's tuesday, november 20th. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. happening right now, the port of oakland wrapped up in a labor struggle as union workers walk off the job this morning. this is all part of a 24-hour strike that first started at oakland international airport. that happened overnight. christie smith is live at the port of oakland right now where the timing of this strike is absolutely no coincidence. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, they timed it very close to thanksgiving. we know they were supposed to -- they got started about 20 minutes ago. we are on middle harbor shoreline park here. these are a lot of electricians and other workers. there are trucks out here waiting to get in the port but these workers that are on strike saying that they are hoping the truckers and other union workers actually support them today and don't go in. their plan is to shut down operations at the port of oakland today after holding a picket line at the
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
brother is speaking out to us. nbc bay area in that courtroom as the suspect faced the judge for the first time today. >> reporter: well, raj, jonathan which will banks did not look very menacing in court today, but police say he is a cold-blooded killer, be and they are still looking for a second man who they say helped him. he lowered his head for most of the hearing. the lawyer for jonathan which will banks explained the posture outside the courtroom. >> i would say extremely remorseful. >> reporter: remorseful for what, sir? which will banks is charged with killing a carjacking victim and then going on a crime spree that ended in a shoot-out with san jose police. >> someone who would do something like this. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, which will banks' younger brother couldn't answer if he thought which will banks was capable of such violence. eric which will banks says his family is torn and hoping for the best for the murder victim's family. >> we all need to unite and donate for the family. i don't know why this happened but that's the only way to make the situation bett
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
's death, the family holds candlelight vigils with a theme. last year it was stand up and use your voice against bullying. this year it's waiting for justice. >> even though he is not here, he will always be a part of our family. >> there is a family and we will remember michael and we will stay here and fight for justice. >> the santa clara county district attorney's office said they are pushing for the trial date for the suspects who were michael's classmates. they are requesting numerous delays that the judge as granted. the two suspects will be back in court later this month. the vigil will be 6:30 to 8:30 tonight in san jose at frost elementary school. >> a man suspected of killing his wife, 50-year-old troy vicenzo and she was found dead in the entryway of this home. someone called 911 and hung up. they told us when officers arrived on the scene, they found patricia on the ground and they are not revealing the cause of death at this point. patricia's mother and nephew with other family members showed up to try to figure out what happened. troy and patricia had been married for 27 y
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am PST
spotted two men in a car that looked a lot like one used during four armed robberies used during the day. when officers tried to pull the car over, they sped off, leading officers on a chase. at that intersection, one of the suspects started shooting, grazing one officer as he ducked for cover. another officer in a second place car shot back hitting one suspect. the suspect ran away and was later caught and expected to survive, but his friend, the other suspect, also ran away and is still on the loose. the suspects are believed to be involved in a crime spree including armed robberies at a pizza parlor and a fast food restaurant scattered throughout the city. police are investigating the 42nd homicide of the year. officers say a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a 7-11 store on south keily boulevard. the motive is unknown. officers say they are not sure whether this homicide is connected to the pursuit and shootout we just told you about. >>> in valet ho the 14-year-old accused of a violent sexual assault on a woman old enough to be his grandmother will be charged as an adult
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkpettiford's friends of him are collected near where he was killed, randomly, senselessly by two suspects on a violent crime spree on friday night in san jose. >> it just sucks. seeing this and having him just be gone. i can't call him to see what's good and just chill. i don't know. it's just really sad. >> reporter: steven mosley says his friend, parkpettiford, was good at music, full of life and helpful to his family. the suspects who allegedly killed him while trying to steal his car outside this 7-evan are ruthless.
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
for the president. david gregory is with us. chuck todd, andrea mitchell and tom brokaw. sum up what we've just seen. >> this is going to be a difficult place to manage, even with a second term. but make no mistake, brian. this is a president with some muscle. he just got re-elected after four years of a very difficult economy, that was very slow to recover. still is slow to recover. very high debt. fiscal house not in order, in any way, shape or form. a lot of challenges, two foreign wars. a lot of questions of america's influence in the world. a lot of the headwind. and he pulled this out. and it wasn't a narrow victory. this could turn out to be rather big. he brings all of that to a soaring speech, where he made a point of reaching out to governor romney, praising his father and his mother. and praising the service of mitt romney, as well, as well as his parents. hope to meet with governor romney to talk about a way forward. talked about meeting with republicans, as well. he knows he has to signal to the country, the things he has to change. they have to work together to deal with the fiscal cli
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the electoral college and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a live picture of the map, the 30 rock stage we used as part of the election coverage last night. tonight it is part of swirling snow. back inside, we look at what happened last night as the president's historic re-election for a second term. he is back at the white house, where kristen welker has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening, after a grueling and bitter campaign, president obama returns to the white house as a two-term president. and with the economy still limping back to health, the stakes c
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't just fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blocks. sorry, nypd, it's absolutely huge, and we'll have a concert for the fans who have been waiting since last week in some instances. >> but first breaking news and developments in the scandal that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >> as you might imagine, a lot of players and moving parts to this story, and it's just breaking this morning. we have a quick review. it all began when jill kelley, a florida socialite and married mother of three complained about ma racing e-mails. the fbi said it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship between broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence w
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
you want to go. we have events for you coming up in just a moment. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. if you are heading out to any events, parades, gatherings, bundle up. >> temperatures in the 30s and a few times this morning we've seen upper 20s around novato. now up to 32 degrees. 38 in san jose. san francisco, 45. low 30s and mid 30s around the trivalley. temperatures in the north bay have got quite cold. the frost advisories will expire by the end of this newscast at 8:00. it will be chilly this morning. the afternoon looking good. upper 50s to low 60s today with high clouds going by. dry for veterans day plans today and tomorrow. seven-day forecast brings in more rain through the end of the week. a full look at that coming up. >> thank you very much. today a bay area political heavyweight will be in the bay area paying tribute to our veterans. nancy pelosi will take part in activities in san francisco. pelosi will give welcoming remarks at the celebration through service and art event. the community will get the chance to work alongs
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00am PST
take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as petraeus. you know petraeus. >> i do know him and like him and think he's been a great patriot and public servant. but in answer to your question, i simply don't know. what we do know is it occurs, has occurre
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Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today put it very well graphically in their newspaper, we copied it, put it here. these are parts of the cliff, what make up the cliff. talk me through them. >> this is by far the biggest part. you basically are going to pay much higher taxes, $600 billion at stake. this is the toughest one. here, this is compilation, taxes taking people by surprise. >> if not adjusted for inflation, costs the economy $59 billion. >> social security we all knew this was a way to hire people. this is a sticking point. wealthiest people have to pay more according to democrats, republicans hate this. >> this will cost the economy $40 billion. this is where compromise has to occur. >> right. >> do you see it happening? >> no. this figure will not stand. somebody has to give. the president has to give or the republicans because this is what's going to cause a recession, if we h have a recession. >> we should all mention this didn't happen by accident. this thing was created because of failures to compromise and strike deals in the past on t
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for this opportunity. he is threatened by the judiciary and the other mubarak forces who have, he believes, stopped the constitutional process and stymied that. but for him to do this now, at his point of greatest authority, puts the administration in a bind. and it's unclear how this is going to resolve. >> david brooks, there's a larger strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> controversial issues on the ballots across the u.s., including three states considering a plan to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> here at home, a number of issues face california voters, including how to fund public education. >>> here in california we are a few hours away from the polls opening. this is a live look at cincinnati, ohio. a very important swing state. they're already voting under way on this tuesday, november 6th, this is "today in the bay. ". >>> we are on our way to 4:30 right now, i'm jon kelley. laura garcia-cannon. >> what a beautiful day yesterday and we're going to get spoiled with more of the same. 54 degrees in oakland to start out we're at 51 in sunny valley andflated to crash records, yet, again. we had about 15 records set across the bay area and expected more to fall throughout this afternoon. we'll take you through your forecast, but don't get too comfortable. lots to talk about. first, let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> look at this bay bridge. this beautiful view from emoryville, we'll look farther east, though. westbound 580 at the map and your commut
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes. >> he's both? >> some of both, yeah. but even though there's great concern, i think we have to be very cautious. we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. on the other hand, there are some real pluses possible here. if egypt takes some real responsibility for making the cease-fire work, we'll stop those missiles from going through the tunnels in gaza, and they seem to be moving in that direction. that can make a real difference in terms of what's going on in gaza and their attacks on israel, which have been the cause of the whole thing. >>
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
's his first time voting in the u.s. in a presidential election. >> i'm from argentina. i'm an american citizen since 2009. >> he decided to vote early, like hundreds of thousands of other people in the south bay. >> i think this is probably one of the most important days on the calendar, is to actually come out and vote and make sure we vote for the right candidates that we feel will move our country forward in the right direction. >> reporter: the registrar's office in san jose has been processing mail-in ballots for a couple of weeks. 20,000 ballots come in ever day. in the south bay those voting by mail outnumber people that go to the polls on election day. 74% of people in santa clara county now choose to vote by mail. >> it's been very busy. we actually had the weekend voting the past two weekends. >> reporter: that means ne thes scanning machines are counting all the early votes, and they're hard at work tuesday night scanning the ballots that come in from the polls. >> i love to strovote in this country. early voting is wonderful. >> reporter: a new experience for this new ameri
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
on this election day. very good morning, everybody. it is 6:00. thank you very much for joining us, i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we don't know the outcome, but one thing is for sure, by the end of the day, history will be made. for the first time, we won't see our president vote on election day. he actually voted early. weeks ago in his home town of chicago. it is going to be a very close race, some say. it will be interesting to see if the outcome truly comes today and how early potentially it could be called. "today in the bay" tracie potts is in the all-important swing states that several candidates have visited several times. >> this polling place in cincinnati has been open for two and a half hours, boy, a busy morning. 30, 40 people in line initially before they opened the doors and it's a lull now, but people have been back and forth all morning long. >> for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville notch, just after midnight they cast five votes for president obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south of m
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Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
presidential campaign. >> as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign. >> reporter: today our nbc affiliate in des moines asked the president about his tears. >> a photographer got a little tear going down your left cheek. was that the cold out there or emotion? >> you know, probably a mix of both. i have to say that being back in des moines, thinking about all the folks in iowa who had worked so hard on my campaign back in '08 and then to see them still working hard back in 2012, it made me feel deeply moved and honored to have been able to be on this journey. >> reporter: this final stretch has taken on the feel of a family reunion, with aids from 2008 rejoining, some growing good luck beards, others wearing good luck charms. the president's tradition, a game of basketball with some of his closest friends and advisers. in fact we have a shot of him with one of the folks who played today, former illinois state treasurer. president obama will have dinner with his family tonight at his chicago home before watching election
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
mechanism he uses to get to know young people. he's done it throughout his life. so it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run. and i think it was -- i thought i'd test him, but he was going to test me. and it ended up being kind of a test for both of us and so we both ran pretty quickly. but that was the foundation of our -- [ laughter ] -- relationship. when i was in kabul we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him it was a good distraction from the war. of course he's a bit concerned, as someone in his position would be, about legacy, and he also, you know, came at it from a mentoring point of view and wanted to help me with this project. >> petraeus 60. she's 40, a mother of two, married herself. what more stands out to you this morning? >> that obviously he was enchanted with her. interestingly enough i think the david petraeus story is not going away. just this coming week there are going to be hearings in the house in the intelligence committees on benghazi episode a month ago where four americans including the ambassador were killed. it turns out that petraeus a
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
we not use her last name told us her daughter-in-law bought five tickets for ten dollars, waited until late thursday morning to check the numbers. >> she goes out to the car. says i guess we'll check it. she was looking at it. and she says is that a five or a six? she said i just couldn't see. she said i think it is a six. she came by here, she was shaking so bad, shaking going to the door. >> reporter: at the place the ticket was sold, those that have known the couple since the husband was in boy scouts, say a more deserving couple could not have won. >> probably couldn't have happened to a better guy. >> reporter: the husband and wife who have already shown the ticket to missouri lottery officials have three adult children and a six-year-old, a girl they adopted from china. >> it is wild, crazy to think somebody that comes in here a regular basis possibly won powerball. >> reporter: for much of thursday, the question was do the numbers hold meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home to the royals baseball team, and those winning lottery numbers, they match roy
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Nov 3, 2012 2:05am PDT
in rockefeller plaza. >>> and it is try day friday, november 2nd, we are so happy you guys are all with us today, getting ready for our quiet weekend, i hope, after everything that everybody's been through. >> but kind of a rock and roll friday night here. >> get it kicked off. >> there's a benefit concert that nbc is putting on tonight at 8:00. matt lauer, it was his idea. >> he's hosting the whole thing. >> it's at 8:00, it's supposed to be across all nbc platforms, and the goal is to raise money for the hurricane victims. >> through the red cross, right. >> it's called hurricane sandy coming together. >> i love it. we have a lot of great, great acts coming. matt called a lot of these guys, bruce springsteen and the e-street band is going to come and perform. >> he's got these guys on speed dial. john bon jovi. >> willy joel, sting, christinaal lara. -- christina aguilera. >> nbc, msnbc, bravo, g-4, usa. >> wow. >> and streamed. >> gosh, we're big. >> we are humongous. anyway. >> it will be from 8:00 to 9:00 eastern time on the east coast. taped delay again for the west coast. a lot of people
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
scrutiny about that benghazi attack. erica? >> what can you tell us about the acting director, kristen, mike morrell? will he now testify, again? as you heard this week is the hearing on the benghazi attacks? >> that's what is expected. michael morrell is a career agent at the cia. he joined back in 1980 when he was 21 years old as an economic analyst. what's so interesting is that he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden. so president obama has an immense amount of confidence in michael morrell and that is giving him confidence as they head into this transition period with the cia. >> and in terms of members of congress, and the intelligence community, obviously, an interesting reaction there. did it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources, both at the white house, and on capitol hill. and they just say they would have never expected this from david petraeus. his reputation really was sterling. so there was a lot of shock, a lot of sadness. yo
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republic
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
the general petraeus scandal. the pentagon now says the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves t
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Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm PST
. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked and they have already pulled out three bodies. there was total panic as rescue cr crews gasans feel that israel what no regard for life. israel warned gazans to stay away from all hamas locations. this man lived next to a hamas police station. now he doesn't have a home. we can expect anything from israelis. mourners for another hamas militant targeted today, witnesses showed up with the shell that killed the young militants. they say it was fired from an israeli ship. and warships fired more rounds. but that volley didn't stop the funeral. more about expressing defiance here than sadness. they're taking this man's 9-year-old niece to be buriey b. israel wants to eliminate hamas's leadership, but that's coming increasingly as a cost to civilians. >> reporter: this is martin fletcher in tel aviv. more than a hundred strikes from gaza today. half of israel's 3.5 million people are now within range of hamas long range rock
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Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy of palestinian rockets, defended by israel's new hero, the iron dome, an anti-missile defense system made in israel, helped by america. of 900 rockets fired at israel in six days, only about 30 hit populated areas. >> we enjoy the iron dome which is a huge success. and luckily -- >> reporter: there is a siren now? >> right. >> reporter: there is a siren now. just to see what happens -- >> it will only fire. >> reporter: the system calculates which rockets will hit an inhabited area and knocks it out like here, and
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
christina loren tracking the latest storm for us. >> yeah, hey, good morning, jon and laura. good morning to you at home. we've got some showers on the radar 101 between santa rosa and san rafael. give yourself extra time there. however, high pressure is still in control of the forecast for most of the bay area. you can see the general nature of your showers. they're listing to the northwest and most of the bay area is remaining dry as we're still under the influence of a pretty good-looking ridge of high pressure, but it will be broken down later on today as we've got more rain on the way. a pretty significant cold front tracking toward the bay area, so grab the umbrella and the jacket if you're headed out. if not, i'll time these showers out to your doorstep coming up. right now back to you and the rest of the top stories of the day. >>> happening right now, secretary of state hillary clinton is in the process of going over to the middle east. her diplomatic assignment there, try and stop the rocket launches between israel and hamas. marla tellez is in the newsroom with the very latest
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear from both sides in that case. >>> a bit later, we'll switch gears with a look at tonight's power ball jackpot drawing. there are 325 million reasons or so to buy a ticket. it is one of the biggest jackpots in history. did you buy one? will you buy one? >> i am going to play and then i am going to pray. >> i like that strategy. i like it. >> we'll see if it works this time. >>> we do want to begin with the death of actor larry hagman. msnbc's thomas roberts is here with a lot more on that. good morning. >>
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city marathon this weekend. when the race was cancelled, she agreed now is not the time to run. instead, she stayed to help. >> i can't even imagine like losing everything. so if i could do something to help, you know, whatever little i could do, i want to do it. >> reporter: support also continues to pour in by th
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meantime mitt romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know w
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. it was nice to see the children growing up right there in the white house. >> the excitement just palpable last night. it was a slim win for president obama but it was not a long night like a lot of people had expected. just before 9:00 local time, president obama declared the projected winner. that is even with the battleground states. >> even with the battleground states that were still outstanding. in the meantime, we will hear from romney's camp as he eventually gave his concession speech as well, thanking his party as well, paul ryan, his wife, his sons. all families giving up so much. >> committed to that. two years. hard core, hard fought battle. >> exactly. it is time to get to work as well. the celebrations continued with so many people. "today in the bay's" tracie potts with more on how night all played out. pretty exciting. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. despite the fact that there is still some vote counting going on, here's what we know. president obama projected to have won both the electoral vote and the popular
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we're waking up to a couple inches of snow here in trenton. behind me, a downed tree that possibly fell during the height of last night's storm. and for the hundreds of thousands of people still trying to recover from sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow, and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fears of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter once again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to problematic power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's just, it's a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> reporter: for others who never had their power restored,
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
billy joel just to name a few. join us for that special. >> great cause, great show. have a great one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
storm now behind us most folks are saying so far so good. after spending the morning indoors trisha lacey and little anna took advantage of the break in the storm to let out some steam. the lacey's are gearing up for some soggy days ahead. >> i think that it will be fine. whether i go stir crazy at home with my three kids is another story. movie night, breaks when we can. >> reporter: round one swept through this morning making driving a bit treacherous. but it didn't last long. by noon the rain clouds were moving on out. pg&e says while power problems have been minimal so far with more rain on the way that could change. they are urging everyone to be ready. >> we recommend that you have a flashlight and radio as well as fresh batteries on hand. we also recommend that you freeze water in plastic bins so if the laek trisity goes out you have something to keep cool. crews are working hard to clean storm drains and sweep streets. >> i saw yesterday that the street cleaner was going around at 5:30 at the night. i know people are working overtime and we are all very appreciative. >> repo
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00am PST
. with us today, jon meacham, presidential historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," michael beschloss, presidential historian, annette gordon-reed, author of "the hemingses of monticello," and jodi kantor, "new york times" writer. as president obama looks to his special terms, historians look at his past with great decisions and great achievements. the president met with several historians during his first term to get their vials. in fact, jodi kantor has written about those sessions between the president and the historians. how does history judge most presidents? george washington and f.d.r. in the top three and lincoln is number one, and fourth, thomas jefferson. i'm so impressed that you got to write the book. what gives thomas jefferson, the author of the declaration of independence, the right to be up there with the top three? del there are three things. one, he doubled the size of the country with the louisiana purchase, seizing a moment that might have slipped away. napoleon rethought this real estate deal and jefferson moved more quickly, got it done. i thi
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Nov 5, 2012 12:30am PST
is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on friday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cut-off time, they get a chance to vote. >> reporter: sarah drove home five hours just to vote. >> we're a swing state. it's important to get all the democratic votes that we can. ♪ >> reporter: across town, president obama continued his star-studded tour across ohio. >> governor romney has been having a tough time here in ohio because everybody knows he was against saving the auto industry. you don't scare people just to scare up votes. >> reporter: our latest nbc-"wall street journal" poll shows this race is a dead heat, 48-47 barely favoring the president. reuters reports similar margins in florida, virginia, colorado and ohio. governor romney is now focusing on pennsylvania, a state that hasn't voted republican in 20 years. >> i can't wait for us to get started. he's hoping we settle. americans don't settle. we listen to the voice that says we can do better. >> reporter: increasingly we are seeing all roads
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
>>> you, the american people, reminded us that while our woro has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> this morn, it is back to work for obama. last night winning another four years. the president thanking the voters, saying emphatically, all of washington must now work together to build a stronger and a better nation. good morning, everybody, it is 4:30, almost 4:31. what a night it was. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. the crowd was excited as obama gave his acceptance speech. thousands of obama supporters filled the mccormick place. they were jumping for joy. in what was a tightly contested race. >> but it was a different night in boston where mitt romney graciously succeeded the long-fought election to the president. we were at the watch party in boston. she joins us now with reaction. >> reporter: this ballroom cleared out almost immediately after romney conceded the race. the supporters walked out in quiet disappointme
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